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A Listmania! list by "lucyrawes"
 
Wise Children
1.  Wise Children by Angela Carter
The list author says:
  "Best Carter out there. A touching, funny, sharp-as-a-tack read."
£6.29   Used & New from: £0.01
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (65 customer reviews)

The Chymical Wedding (Picador Books)
2.  The Chymical Wedding (Picador Books) by Lindsay Clarke
The list author says:
  "Extraordinary and absorbing fiction. One to re-read."
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4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)

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Perfume: The Story of a Murderer (International Writers)
3.  Perfume: The Story of a Murderer (International Writers) by Patrick Suskind
The list author says:
  "Your nose will love you forever and so will your brain."
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4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (243 customer reviews)

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A Case of Curiosities
4.  A Case of Curiosities by Allen Kurzweil
The list author says:
  "You'll have to track this one down. Corking story w. mechanics, philosophy, politics, social history .... and laughs! Love it."
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4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)

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What a Carve Up! (Essential Penguin)
5.  What a Carve Up! (Essential Penguin) by Jonathan Coe
The list author says:
  "Total pleasure."
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4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (73 customer reviews)

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The House of Sleep
6.  The House of Sleep by Jonathan Coe
The list author says:
  "A grower - it will sneak into your dreams."
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4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (54 customer reviews)

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The Secret History
7.  The Secret History by Donna Tartt
The list author says:
  "Bit of a who/why dunnit and just who is your narrator anyway?"
£6.29   Used & New from: £0.10
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (397 customer reviews) | 2 customer discussions

Persuasion (Penguin Classics)
8.  Persuasion (Penguin Classics) by Jane Austen
The list author says:
  "Wonderful love story, beautiful and delicate. Hope Eng. Lit. didn't ruin this one for you - I don't think Austen benefits from academic treatment."
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4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (243 customer reviews)

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The Midnight Examiner
9.  The Midnight Examiner by William Kotzwinkle
The list author says:
  "Hysterical, I was nearly sick. There is nobody like Kotzwinkle. I love him and want to have his babies."
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5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)

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Exile
10.  Exile by William Kotzwinkle
The list author says:
  "Another winner from the great K. Sinister, funny, terrifying, absorbing, intense, utterly unforgettable. Read all his adults' books if you can - some v. early ones are dated but read them anyway."
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4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)

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Duplicate Keys
11.  Duplicate Keys by Jane Smiley
The list author says:
  "Great murder mystery. Some great characters and lines. Amazing touch this woman has."
£9.07   Used & New from: £0.01
3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)

The Cornish Trilogy (The Rebel Angels, What's Bred in the Bone, and, The Lyre of Orpheus): What's Bred in the Bone, The Rebel Angels, The Lyre of Orpheus
12.  The Cornish Trilogy (The Rebel Angels, What's Bred in the Bone, and, The Lyre of Orpheus): What's Bred in the Bone, The Rebel Angels, The Lyre of Orpheus by Robertson Davies
The list author says:
  "There are no words..."
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4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)

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The Deptford Trilogy: Fifth Business, The Manticore, World of Wonders
13.  The Deptford Trilogy: Fifth Business, The Manticore, World of Wonders by Robertson Davies
The list author says:
  "See above."
£14.61   Used & New from: £0.01
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)

The Salterton Trilogy: Tempest-Tost, Leaven of Malice, A Mixture of Frailties
14.  The Salterton Trilogy: Tempest-Tost, Leaven of Malice, A Mixture of Frailties by Robertson Davies
The list author says:
  "See Above again! I make no apologies!"
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4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)

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The Fermata
15.  The Fermata by Nicholson Baker
The list author says:
  "Read it one way and it's sexy. Read it another and it's a very intelligent adventure in the meaning of morality. Read his whole oeuvre."
£8.99   Used & New from: £0.01
3.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)

Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West (Wicked Years)
16.  Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West (Wicked Years) by Gregory Maguire
The list author says:
  "It really is wicked. Very different and very good. Love it."
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3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (245 customer reviews) | 3 customer discussions

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The Alienist: Number 1 in series (Laszlo Kreizler & John Schuyler Moore)
17.  The Alienist: Number 1 in series (Laszlo Kreizler & John Schuyler Moore) by Caleb Carr
The list author says:
  "Grisly and gripping thriller based in NY. 'Witness the birth' of psychological detection methods."
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4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (29 customer reviews)

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The Hellfire Club
18.  The Hellfire Club by Peter Straub
The list author says:
  "I read this all the time - it is an amazing AMAZING READ."
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3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)

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Jane Eyre (Penguin Popular Classics)
19.  Jane Eyre (Penguin Popular Classics) by Charlotte Brontė
The list author says:
  "Awww, it's a classic - I had to put it in! I read this every 2 or 3 years bcause I love it so much. Very comforting, unfailingly moving."
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4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (627 customer reviews) | 2 customer discussions

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Charmed Life (The Chrestomanci Series, Book 1)
20.  Charmed Life (The Chrestomanci Series, Book 1) by Diana Wynne Jones
The list author says:
  "An early fave gets its honourable mention here. Excellent story ... magic, dragons, Chrestomanci's clothes ... amazing character sketches and plot. Laugh a minute and brilliantly written."
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4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (43 customer reviews)

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Alias Grace
21.  Alias Grace by Margaret Atwood
The list author says:
  "Delicious book."
£6.79   Used & New from: £0.01
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (73 customer reviews)

The Girl Who Trod on a Loaf
22.  The Girl Who Trod on a Loaf by Kathryn Davis
The list author says:
  "One to track down, but worth looking very hard for. A grower and a gripper."
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A Far Cry From Kensington
23.  A Far Cry From Kensington by Muriel Spark
The list author says:
  "My favourite Spark by a whisker. A really good read and food for thought."
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4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)

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The Debt To Pleasure
24.  The Debt To Pleasure by John Lanchester
The list author says:
  "Tasty!  'Mr Phillips' is a cracker too - read that afterwards."
£5.68   Used & New from: £0.01
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (35 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Foucault's Pendulum
25.  Foucault's Pendulum by Umberto Eco
The list author says:
  "Mystery, myth and murder... or just paranoia?"
£6.99   Used & New from: £0.01
3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (79 customer reviews)

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